CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 18,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector. We are proud to be part of Canada's largest and fastest-growing union.
CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.
CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, skilled trades people and professionals. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third are part-time workers.
We are at a critical moment for equality and the labour movement. Though we’ve made important human rights gains over time, growing inequality, globalization, privatization and the rise of precarious work threaten the progress we’ve made. CUPE must be a leader in advancing equality. Our efforts benefit everyone.
CUPE activists will gather to share ideas and develop strategies in areas where workers have power: bargaining, organizing, mobilizing and political action.
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The 52nd Annual CUPE Nova Scotia Convention 2015 will convene on Sunday April 26th at 7:00 pm, and end at 4:00 pm, or until all Convention business has been completed, on Wednesday, April 29th . It will be held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Center, 50 Maillard Street, Sydney.
More information is provided under the Convention Documents for 2015.
The four unions affected by Bill 1 met Tuesday afternoon (January 20) and have directed their legal teams to begin the process of looking at the Dorsey arbitration ruling, with a goal of getting the best outcomes for the 24,000 health care members affected by the bill.
Here is a summary of Arbitrator James Dorsey's Jan. 19, 2015 decision on Bill 1.
CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarships are awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia. Two scholarships valued at $1000 each are available annually.
Individuals planning enrollment at an accredited post secondary institutin in the 2015-2016 academic year may make application. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of registration.
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